Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Ruby Citys main entrance. Laura Thevaos/The Paisano

Ruby City: A modern art experience

Laura Thevaos, Staff Writer October 19, 2021

Approaching from the outside, Ruby City stands out in comparison to the other archaic buildings in downtown San Antonio. It is a burnt red color with tall geometric walls, towering above the ground like...

Reopening of the Institute of Texan Cultures

Reopening of the Institute of Texan Cultures

Briah Ramos, Contributing Writer October 6, 2021

The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures recently reopened during Hispanic Heritage Month after 18 months of closure due to the pandemic. The Institute of Texan Cultures (ITC) is a historical museum composed...

The double-edged nature of cancel culture

The double-edged nature of cancel culture

Tae Tran, Assistant Opinion Editor April 6, 2021

 In the 21st century, the terms "Canceling" or "Cancel Culture" have been embedded into common terminology. And with good reason. "Canceling" is a modern form of social-ostracisation that targets the...

Graphic by Ethan Gullett

Diets are Die with a “t” and the American pastime

Bella Nieto, News Editor March 2, 2021

Trigger warning: body image  It’s no secret that at one time in our lives, we have been unsatisfied with our bodies. The way we cope with this is by starting to eat healthily, working out, or a new...

Why 2020 politics became so scary

Why 2020 politics became so scary

Bella Nieto, Assistant News Editor October 27, 2020

The holidays are meant to spark feelings of joy and comfort, but instead, they cause headaches and discomfort. Of course, there are various reasons for this, but chief among them is the inevitable conversations...

Courtesy of Sofia Garcia

First Friday

Sofia Garcia September 11, 2019

Whether you are an arts and music lover, or you simply enjoy the nightlife of San Antonio, First Friday is an escapade specially crafted for you. What began in 1994 as a walkthrough of local art galleries...

Photo Courtesy of Dominique Beltran

Column: Big SisKeep your blinders on

Kimiya Factory September 11, 2019

Sometimes I give up – when somebody is defending rape culture, I am guilty of tuning out. I think to myself, “They’ll never get it.” But over time, I’ve learned that they will – at least...

Ximema Violante speaks to UTSA students.

Diasporic sounds across borders

Jack Myer March 27, 2019

Ximena Violante, a queer Mexican-American musician, spoke to UTSA students last week about her experience with Mexican music and culture and its fusion with other genres and cultures. Originally from Philadelphia,...

Editorial: Put a CAP on it

Editorial Board and Josh Levario February 26, 2019

The Coordinated Admission Program (CAP) used under the UT school system provides a unique opportunity for freshman students; they are able to complete their first year at a sister school (such as UTSA)...

House progressively getting smaller

A simple life

Kaylee Boggan September 12, 2018

A look into how minimizing our material possesions can make a big change. Many people believe that they need material things such as money, a huge house and a fancy car to be happy–that is not so for...

A change in perspective: How this generation has turned into the Vape Nation

A change in perspective: How this generation has turned into the ‘Vape Nation’

Katrina Clements November 20, 2017

In the last 20 years, smoking prevalence among teens and adults has declined. As of 2016, teen smoking has hit a record low of 11 percent, compared to 1997 when teen smoking was at an all-time...

Ditch the fashion degree

Editorial staff November 1, 2017

Fashion is engrained in campus culture. It may be a student’s personality, livelihood, community or dream-career. The Fashion Institute of Design & Marketing (FIDM) in California is the most renown...

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